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Doors Open Mississauga Takes Off with AVRO Arrow at Official Opening Ceremony

Sep 23, 2013

The City of Mississauga along with partners The International Centre, SME Canada and the Canadian Air & Space Museum, will be hosting an official ceremony to kick-off Doors Open Mississauga 2013 on September 28, 2013.

A full size replica of the AVRO Arrow will be the highlight of the opening ceremony festivities.

Doors Open is part of Culture Days weekend. Culture Days is a Canadian volunteer movement focused on raising the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Doors Open is Mississauga's signature activity during Culture Days.

Through Doors Open, more than 40 Mississauga establishments will open their doors to host a range of unique activities, performances and guided tours. All sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. A list of all participating sites can be found by visiting the Doors Open Mississauga website.

Event Details

An opening ceremony to officially kick-off Doors Open Mississauga 2013.

A special presentation focused on the AVRO Arrow will be featured during the ceremony. Canada's only full scale replica of the Arrow will be on hand during the opening ceremony and will be available to visitors throughout the day for Doors Open at The International Centre.

• Mayor Hazel McCallion
• Bonnie Crombie, Councillor, Ward 5 (event emcee)
• Michael Prescott, CEO, The International Centre
• Nick Samain, Group Manager, SME Canada
• Rob Godwin, Space Curator, Canadian Air & Space Museum
• Susan Burt, Director, Culture Division, City of Mississauga
• Wayne Kelly, Manager, Public Education and Community Development, Ontario Heritage Trust
• Marie Lalonde, Executive Director, Ontario Museum Association (OMA) and Culture Days Ontario Task Force
• Barbara O'Neil, President, Heritage Mississauga

Saturday, September 28, 2013
9 to 10 a.m.

The International Centre
6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
Tent reception, Entrance 5A
Free parking is available in front of Hall 5

Explore Doors Open by Bike. Maps are posted on the Doors Open Mississauga website.

About Doors Open
From April to October each year, communities open the doors to some of our most intriguing and charming heritage sites. The Ontario Heritage Trust invites you to experience these hidden heritage treasures first-hand. Make your travel plans for Doors Open Ontario events in 2013 and explore the rich heritage that awaits you. For additional information, visit Doors Open Ontario.

About Culture Days
Culture Days raises the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. With the support of volunteer groups at the national, provincial and local levels, hundreds of thousands of artists, cultural workers, organizations and groups, volunteers and supporters self-mobilize to host free participatory public activities that take place in hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country over the last weekend of September each year. For additional information, visit Culture Days.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
TTY: 905-896-5151